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Germany 2010 Study Tour
3/05/10

The Alfred University College of Business is once again embarking on the mission to provide international experience to its students. From Jan. 8 through Jan. 17, 2010 a group of students and two professors traveled to Germany.

This year, the theme of the trip was to understand the importance of having a global strategic vision for the social, political, and cultural environments in which businesses operate.

Professor Frank Duserick, and Dr. Amy Rummel, both of the College of Business, led students through the cities of Munich, Stuttgart, and Heidenheim, Germany. In Heidenheim, where they were hosted at the University of Heidenheim, the Alfred members spent time with Professor Juergen Seitz and his students to enhance their cultural experience.

While on the study tour, the Alfred University students visited German businesses to understand how businesses operate in a global climate. This year some highlights from the 10-day tour included: the Cathedral of Ulm, the Medieval Crime Museum, Huber Group Automotive, Nymphenburg Palace, and OSI International Foods.

Professor Duserick commented, “This year was great, we had students representing each of the four colleges at AU, and everyone had a really good time together.”

In April 2010, students from the University of Heidenheim will be visiting Alfred University with their Professor Seitz to partake in classes, campus life, and regional business visits. Students in the MBA program will collaborate and compete in a two-week simulation in the MBA Decision Making course.

Plans for the 2011 January international excursion hosted by the College of Business are already under way, as students are quickly learning the importance of international experience in their education.